Grain Valley officials are asking residents for their thoughts on the rapidly growing city’s long-term future.

An open house is set for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Community Center, 713 Main St.

The city has set out a comprehensive planning process.

“It’s a vision for the next 10, 20 years about how the city wants to grow,” City Planner Ken Murphy told attendees of Tuesday’s Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

The event will include keypad polling to record residents’ preferences. This is the first of three open houses and will focus on the overall vision of the city’s future. The city also has information online at, and that site has a survey as well.

Resident Ellen Ward encouraged everyone at the luncheon to tell their friend and neighbors to come to the meeting “so that they can have a say about what this community looks like in the future.”